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The Digital Bookshelf

A compilation of online books from various libraries.

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From the Chipstone Foundation:
Beckerdite, Luke. American Furniture
Articles from 1993–2001

From the New York Public Library:
Empire & Regency in the Age of Napoleon
Twenty primary source illustrated pattern books, scrapbooks, and a set of original French goldsmith's drawings from the late 18th to early 20th-centuries featuring mainly interior decoration, furnishings, furniture patterns, and views relating to the Empire and Regency Styles.

NYPL (via Google)
Baird, Henry Carey. The Painter, Gilder, and Varnisher's Companion (1867)

Bigelow, Jacob. Elements of Technology... (1831)

Diderot, Denis & Jean Le Rond d' Alembert. Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (1779)

Hewson Clarke, John. The Cabinet of Arts: Or, General Instructor in Arts, Science, Trade, Practical Machinery... (1817)

From the University of Wisconsin:
Chippendale, Thomas. The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director (1754)

Langley, Batty. The City and Country Builder's and Workman's Treasury of Designs or, The art of drawing and working the ornamental parts of architecture (1756)

Chambers, Sir William. Desseins des edifices, meubles, habits, machines, et ustenciles des Chinois (1757)

Johnson, Thomas. One Hundred and Fifty New Designs (1761)

Hepplewhite, A. The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide (1791, 1897)

Pain, William. The Practical House Carpenter (1792)

Percier, Charles. Recueil de décorations intérieures… (1801)

The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue: The Industry of All Nations, 1851 (London, 1851)

The Illustrated Catalogue of the Universal Exhibition, 1867 (Paris, 1867)

The Masterpieces of the Centennial International Exhibition Illustrated, 1876 (Philadelphia, 1876)

The Craftsman, (1901-1916)

From Yale University:
The Eero Saarinen Collection, 1259 images

From Smithsonian Institution Libraries:
Guilmard, Desire. Le Garde-meuble, ancien et moderne, (1839-1935)

Higgins, William Mullingar. The House Painter (1841)

From Oxford University: (via Google)
Dossie, Robert. The Handmaid to the Arts (1758)

Whittock, Nathaniel. The decorative painters' and glaziers' guide (1828)

From Harvard University: (via Google)
Jamieson, Alexander. A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous (1829)

From the University of California: (via Google)
Parry, Ernest John. Shellac: Its Production, Manufacture, Chemistry, Analysis, Commerce and Uses (1935)

Some other links:

Moyer, David. Nails for Historical Archaeologists, a bibliography

Padfield, Timothy. Physics in Conservation, a web book

The Work of Charles and Ray Eames, an online exhibition from the Library of Congress

Microscopic Wood Anatomy of Central European species

Image Database of Japanese Woods

Inside Wood, a wood anatomy image database from North Carolina State University

Ultimate Tree-Ring, a dendrochronology web site

Wood Inlay (1937)

From the ANAGPIC website:
Cobb, Kim Cullen, Queen’s University. Charred Wood Consolidated with Thermoplastic Resins (2005)

Coueignoux, Catherine, University of Delaware/Winterthur. An Exploration of Surface: Deciphering the History and Meaning of the Winterthur Peter Stretch Clock's Finish (2006)

Melchar, Dana, University of Delaware/Winterthur. Investigation of a High Chest and Dressing Table, en suite (2005)

Oey, Mary, New York University. Some Problems in Musical Instrument Conservation in Museum Collections (2006)